The First-Year Honors Program places first year students in living-learning communities in order to explore the meaning of college, discover God's calling and grow in faith. Students participate in special honors-only sections of core classes, engage in discussions with fellow First-Year Honors Program students and attend a number of off-campus cultural events and retreats.
Geneva′s First-Year Honors Program was part of what made my freshman year such a great experience. Getting to know a unique group of students out of the freshman class was edifying and enriching in ways that I wasn't expecting, but that had a significant positive impact on me and my experience as a freshman." Mim, English Literature major
Geneva′s Honors Program gave me an invaluable vantage point in my education, allowing me to explore the big picture of what learning, living, and believing is."Josh, History Major
How to Apply
Students with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.6 in conjunction with a SAT ≥ 1200 (evidence-based reading and writing + math) or ACT ≥ 27, who are accepted by January 9, 2017, are invited to the First-Year Honors Program and Scholarship Competition on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Students will be interviewed by a small, informal panel of faculty, staff and students, and will write an essay to be scored by a faculty panel. The 30 available positions in the program, as well as five $5,000 Honors Scholarships, will be decided from the results of the competition.
First-Year Honors Program Scholarships
Each student selected will receive:
Only students attending the Honors Program & Scholarship Competition Day will be considered for the First-Year Honors Program and Honors Scholarship.
Students who are invited to participate in the First-Year Honors Program are expected to participate actively in all components of the program. They must also earn a 3.4 grade point average at the end of the first year to receive the Travel and Research Honorarium.
For More Information
Contact your admissions counselor or call the Geneva College Office of Admissions at 800-847-8255.